China Light has spent several years developing the Technologies and has also conducted numerous tests on their own farm in China for two years. Despite the Contract stating more conservative figures, their tests with the Pig Raising Technology consistently shortening the time it takes a pig to grow to market weight by approximately 30 days and the feed cost saved is consistently around 30%.
Given that the cost of pig feedstock has risen drastically in recent years, and according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ("FAOUN") China has the largest pig industry in the world, with almost 500 million pigs annually being raised, the Pig Raising Technology should provide a huge revenue opportunity for Maple Leaf. Maple Leaf intends to charge $15 Cdn per pig per turn initially (the normal growing cycle is four months in China) for using the Pig Raising Technology. After successfully introducing this technology to China, Maple Leaf also intends to bring it to North America, which according to FAOUN has the second largest pig industry in the world with almost 100 million pigs per year being raised. Also according to FAOUN the global consumption of pork is approximately 1 billion pigs per year. Maple Leaf will soon start looking for some local pig farmers in Canada to test the Pig Raising Technology and obtain any permission needed to market the pigs in Canada. Maple Leaf will undertake to register a worldwide patent on the Technologies as soon as their effectiveness is validated.
Raymond Lai, President & CEO of Maple Leaf, comments "We are excited that our continued efforts to create a diversified eco-agricultural company has exposed us to such a potentially lucrative opportunity. With the developing world turning more and more away from an Agrarian society that is based on eating mostly vegetables, and towards a protein based diet that includes meat, there is a need for innovation to meet this growing consumption demand. Much of the world's focus has been on fertilizers to increase the availability of feed for livestock. The new technologies available to Maple Leaf appear to enable livestock producers to both substantially reduce the amount of feed required in the life cycle of a pig, while simultaneously growing their revenues by enabling them to grow more pigs per year on the same sized operation. We are extremely excited for this opportunity to potentially change the way pigs are produced globally."
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About Maple Leaf Green World Inc.
Maple Leaf is a Canadian company that focuses in the environmental industry with 2 main operating arms:
1. Eco-Agriculture - it operates a large-scale nursery business in Inner Mongolia, China that is focused on growing value-added tree seedlings and nursery products that assist with anti-desertification.2. Renewable Energy - it is undertaking to commence a Yellowhorn seedling and tree operation which would provide valuable Yellowhorn seeds and ultimately oil from such seeds for the manufacture of bio-diesel fuel and premium healthy cooking oil.
Maple Leaf is a wholly-owned foreign enterprise which allows the Corporation to control 100% of the direction and operations of the company in China while permitting the cash generated from operations in China to flow back to Canada.
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